The Caruth Labor and Delivery Center provides the renowned Baylor University Medical Center with a new environment to lead its obstetrics department into the future. This new environment enabled and supported the staff in strengthening its reputation as “the best place in Dallas to have a baby” in the highly competitive marketplace.
The architect met the goal of COST PER SQ FT$28.40FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYHealthcare Facilities/Teaching Hospitals the unit not only a new look, but also a new environment for the delivery of care. This environment was designed to reflect the excitement and anticipation that comes with welcoming a new baby, but also fosters a sense of comfort and “home.” Working with physicians and staff, the architect created a timeless finish palette mindful of the maintenance this type of unit requires. One aspect of the design was to create a gallery of photographic artwork as a tribute to babies born at Baylor. The photography also is featured throughout the unit.
The project encompassed 22,000 square feet and includes a prenatal diagnostic center, obstetric observation/triage unit and delivery center. It had 12 phases in response to staff concerns of minimizing disturbance during construction.